2017 Idaho Firearms Training Schedule
All classes held at Fernan Rod & Gun Club, Coeur d’Alene, ID
May 6, Intro to Defensive Pistol, Coeur d’Alene, ID $150
This intensive one-day program introduces the new or novice shooter to combat handgun training. Included in the program are firearms safety issues, marksmanship basics, various shooting positions, speed reloads, drawing from a holster, and more. This is designed for the shooter who has never had formal firearms training or would like to review the fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on trigger control, sight alignment, accuracy, and safety. 300 rounds. No prerequisite required.
June 10-11, Ken Hackathorn, Advanced Tactical Pistol, Coeur d’Alene, ID $500 FULL
Two full days for the novice, intermediate, and advanced shooter, starting with a focus on accuracy and trigger control exercises to build and improve marksmanship skills and then rapid presentations from both the holster and the ready positions. Emergency reloads, turns & pivots, and shooting while moving are all covered. Day 1 includes night shooting, working on all these skills in low light and/or no light conditions, plus flashlight techniques. Ken also covers tactical movement, working with concealment garments, engaging multiple targets, strong and weak hand shooting, point shooting, and plenty of testing and evaluation diagnostics and drills designed to take shooters to the next level. 700 rounds required. Prior formal training is a prerequisite.
July 15-16, Advanced Handgun Skills, Coeur d’Alene, ID $400
Designed by Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp as an addition to Massad Ayoob’s LFI curriculum and originally taught as LFI Advanced Handgun Skills, this two-day course is fast paced and demanding, focusing on high speed drills designed to build the optimum blend of speed and accuracy. Ideal for the advanced shooter who wishes to hone and fine-tune his techniques. Novice shooters move up to the next skill level. Emphasis on individual diagnostics and the subtle nuances used by six-time National Champion, Bob Houzenga. From fast and furious, up close shooting, to accuracy work at 25 yards, this program offers students of any skill level, an opportunity to take their skills to the next level. Recoil management for super-fast follow up shots, rapid first shots from the holster, swift engagement of multiple targets, strong and weak hand techniques, “catching the link”, and shooting “out of the notch” are just some of the topics covered. Many students find their speed doubles or triples with better accuracy. 1500 rounds required. Prior formal instruction is a pre-requisite.
August 19, Intro to Defensive Rifle, Coeur d’Alene, ID $150
Time to bond with your AR or whatever rifle you happen to have. This one-day class takes the new or novice rifle shooter to new levels of safety, proficiency, and knowledge of the rifle for close quarters, home defense, and accuracy work out to 50+ yards. Students train on standing, kneeling and prone positions, shooting from cover, home defense with a rifle, and rapid deployment in close-quarters. Malfunction-clearing, speed reloads, and sighting-offset are also addressed. Red dot sights are allowed, iron sights are fine. Pistol caliber carbines are also ok. A sling is required for the class. No prerequisite required.